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It’s normal for patients to cringe when they hear the words “root canal,” especially if they’ve had a bad experience at a different dentist office; root canals are known to sometimes be a little bit of an uncomfortable procedure, but at Yonge Eglinton, we see things differently. We believe that a root canal can be as smoothly done as a filling. We make it our goal to let this process be as painless as possible for each patient.
Why Would One Need a Root Canal?
When a tooth’s pulp, or the inner tissue, becomes infected, a dentist will most likely recommend a root canal. This infection can be the result of a cracked tooth, a chipped tooth, or a tooth that has a deep cavity. When a tooth’s pulp is exposed to germs and bacteria from food and in the mouth in general, the danger of infection is extremely great. When your tooth becomes infected, you’ll definitely experience moderate to extreme pain, so as much as you won’t love the idea of a root canal, it is probably the very thing you need to relieve your pain. If you’re experiencing pain and sensitivity to hot or cold in your mouth, you may be in need of a root canal. Contact your dentist at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton to learn more.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
When it’s decided that the pulp of your tooth is infected and a root canal is in order, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area to be worked on. When the area is fully numb, your dentist will drill through the top of your numbed tooth to reach the infected pulp. Using a file-like tool, the infected tissue is cleared away, the newly created “cavern” is often disinfected and dried so that it can be filled. After a few weeks, most dentists will place a crown on top of the filled area to make your procedure more permanent and lasting. Though it may not be everyone’s favorite procedure, the root canal can work wonders to relieve your pain!
If you’re in need of a root canal, contact your dental clinic at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton today!